Back to events


Episode 2: Strengthening biodiversity conservation





Date & Time

05 July 2022 to 06 July 2022


Srijana Joshi Rijal & Sunayana Basnet

Abstract submission  Concept note



The second episode of the webinar series will provide a platform to share policies, experiences, emerging issues, collaborative opportunities, research findings, new ideas and technologies, technical guidelines, and approaches to biodiversity conservation and protected area management, transboundary collaboration, and community conservation.

Biodiversity in the Far Eastern Himalaya Landscape (FEHL) is threatened by land-use change, habitat fragmentation, climate change, biological invasions, poaching and wildlife trade, excessive exploitation of forest products, and lack of transparency in the trade of biological products. The transboundary nature of the landscape adds to the complexity and challenges for biodiversity conservation.

Community participation in biodiversity conservation is extremely important in the FEHL as many areas outside the Protected Area (PA) network are rich in biodiversity, and various ethnic groups have rich customary institutions and traditional knowledge related to biodiversity and stewardship.

Driven by global efforts for strengthened conservation, the national policies, legal frameworks, and institutions governing biodiversity conservation in China, India, and Myanmar have undergone drastic changes in the past decade. At the same time, PA management and wildlife conservation have been transformed by new technologies and approaches such as geospatial technologies, artificial intelligence, camera trapping as well as citizen engagement in patrolling, monitoring, surveys, information processing, and public outreach.


Call for abstracts

We invite abstracts for the second webinar on 5-6 July 2022. Selected abstracts will be published in a compendium of abstracts, and the authors will be asked to present their work during the webinar.



  • Protected areas (Nature reserves, national parks, World Heritage Sites, wildlife sanctuaries), and other effective conservation measures (OECMs)
  • Transboundary conservation and ecological connectivity
  • Conservation policies, strategies, tools, and technologies


Guideline for abstracts

  • Must be based on original work from the Far Eastern Himalaya Landscape or adjoining areas such as northwest Yunnan, Changlang District, India, and northern Myanmar
  • Must include a short background, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion
  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be considered

The length of each abstract must not exceed 500 words

Please submit your abstract here.



17 May 2022: Call for abstracts for oral presentations

1 June 2022: Registration opens

15 June 2022: Deadline for abstract submission

17 June 2022: Notifications sent to abstract submitters

5-6 July: Webinar



For further assistance, please contact:

Srijana Joshi Rijal srijana.joshi@icimod.org

Sunayana Basnet   Sunayana.Basnet@icimod.org

14 Jun 2022 KSL
Kailash CAFE 2.0: Sharing knowledge of a sacred landscape

The Kailash Consortium of Academics and Researchers for Experience-sharing (Kailash CAFE) is a digital platform that brings together researchers working ...

May 31 2022
31 May 2022 HKPL
Strengthening the Bam-e-Dunya Network structure, strategy, and governance mechanisms

The Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape (HKPL) Initiative is organizing this consultative workshop with stakeholders to strengthen the Bam-e-Dunya Network ...

Yak and Chauri promotion in Nepal

In collaboration with the National Livestock Resource Management and Promotion Office under the Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Agriculture ...